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By ANQI SHEN | May 26 2016

CBC UPEI, ACOA and province to fund non-profit company Synapse A P.E.I. non-profit organization has received almost $1 million in funding to help them continue to play matchmaker between university researchers and businesses. CTV Lessons from convocation bootcamp: How to nail tough names on the podium What’s in a name? Quite a bit when it […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 25 2016

CBC Panama Papers confirm Canadian billionaire and university benefactor as mystery man in global bribery case McGill and York need better ‘due diligence’ after accepting donations from embattled tycoon, critic says. Prince George Citizen Hundreds of Canadian academics sign statement of concern about Site C dam The statement expresses concern that the environmental assessment of […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 24 2016

Globe and Mail Universities struggle to attract professors amid soaring housing prices Universities in Vancouver and Toronto are struggling to find ways to entice professors to move to cities known for eye-popping house prices. Globe and Mail Ontario’s private-college grads not finding jobs, provincial numbers show The data comes out of a 2011 auditor-general’s report […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 20 2016

CBC Tyrannosaurus rex would have had lips, Toronto paleontologist says U of T professor Robert Reisz says that contrary to what’s shown in movies and even museums, T. rex would not have had teeth that stick out even when their mouths are closed. Metro Alberta student employment grants in big demand The Alberta government received […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 19 2016

Regina Leader-Post University of Regina and Mexico relations remain strong Canada’s universities and the National Council of Science and Technology of the United Mexican States signed a memorandum of understanding last November. CBC UBC’s student society approves creating service to help students with addictions The service will have trained volunteers providing support for students struggling […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 18 2016

CBC Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean to be university again The military college has been part of Quebec’s CEGEP network of pre-university colleges since it was reopened by the Conservative government in 2008. Global News MSVU ‘very sorry’ student felt isolated because of wellness agreement Mount Saint Vincent University has promised to review and modify […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 17 2016

Globe and Mail Ontario halts residence program for international students amid backlog An Ontario program that gave international students a quick pathway to residence in Canada has stopped accepting applications as it tries to address a backlog of thousands of people. Vancouver Sun UBC president search narrowed to three people The presidential search committee said […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 16 2016

Globe and Mail Physics and gender issues top Canada’s G7 science tour Next week’s gathering of G7 leaders marks the first time in three years that Canada has been present when G7 science ministers sit down to talk shop. CBC Ontario’s student aid plan much more generous than N.B.’s A side-by-side comparison of “free tuition” plans […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 13 2016

Globe and Mail A to-do list for UBC’s next president One faculty member’s short to-do list, in ascending order of priority, for the new president who is expected to be announced in June. Ottawa Business Journal Innovation minister urges industry to spend more on R&D Noting that Canadian universities “punch well above their weight” when it […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 12 2016

Financial Post Investors shrug off York University’s downgrade and provide $100-million for 40-year offering Wednesday’s deal is the fourth by York U since universities first entered the debt markets about 15 years back. Previously it borrowed in 2002, 2004 and 2014 ($100-million). Globe and Mail Opinion: When we hype our science, discoveries are diminished Why […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 11 2016

Globe and Mail Ottawa’s hiring wave to bolster federal science at sea At an event scheduled for Wednesday morning in Ottawa, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, is expected to announce that his department is looking to add 135 science-related personnel. Windsor Star Jarvis: U of Windsor may join manufacturing consortium […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 10 2016

Globe and Mail IBM and Canadian universities to teach Watson computer to fight cyber crime Students at the University of New Brunswick, University of Ottawa and the University of Waterloo will input about 15,000 security documents per month during the year-long project, starting this fall. Ottawa Citizen uOttawa last in country in meeting diversity targets for […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 09 2016

Globe and Mail Canadian universities fail to meet diversity hiring targets The Canada Research Chairs program has failed to meet its own targets for the hiring of women, visible minorities, people with disabilities and indigenous Canadians, and the program’s steering committee is urging universities to meet their equity goals. University World News Opinion: Leadership in […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 06 2016

Globe and Mail Canada’s top-earning families claimed majority of education tax credits: PBO The 64-page report reveals that a third of government grants received by families who have an RESP go to those with a household income of $125,000 or above. Ottawa Citizen Scientists behind Ebola vaccine set sights on Zika One of the scientists […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 05 2016

Metro Calgary postsecondary institutions on standby for displaced Fort McMurray fire evacuees SAIT, the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University have been engaged to set up shelter for any of the 88,000 residents who’ve been evacuated from Fort McMurray. CBC Montreal researcher builds world’s smallest thermometer Université de Montréal chemistry professor Alexis Vallée-Bélisle and his […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 04 2016

CBC Mount Saint Vincent University to offer joint degree with Chinese college The four-year tourism degree program will be run out of Jinshan College in China for three years. Then in the fourth year, students will finish their training at MSVU. CBC Suspended Dalhousie medical student heads to mental health court Stephen Tynes, who allegedly […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 03 2016

Globe and Mail Charity changes education program after soldier’s children denied scholarships A military-focused charity that denied scholarships to two children of an infantry officer who took his own life after deploying to Afghanistan announced Monday that it is expanding the scope of its education program. Globe and Mail Opinion: Experiential learning, agile employees: Getting […]

By ANQI SHEN | May 02 2016

Edmonton Journal Jobs, programs will disappear as Alberta Innovates gets more ‘efficient,’ minister says Rolling out grant money more slowly is “problematic” for researchers, who may have to lay off staff or cancel purchases, says the vice-dean of research at the U of A’s faculty of medicine and dentistry. Globe and Mail Opinion: Four things […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 29 2016

Globe and Mail ‘Brilliant’ physicist to hold $8-million research chair at Perimeter Institute Asimina Arvanitaki will become the first female chair holder at the high-profile institute and the first to be supported by a funding source from outside Canada. The Guardian UPEI bent on summer lockout: faculty association This comes on the same day the […]

By ANQI SHEN | April 28 2016

CBC Memorial University VP blasts budget cuts in scathing blog post Calling the budget a “monster of enforced attrition and reduction,” Noreen Golfman’s tone is a marked departure from that of MUN President Gary Kachanoski. Ottawa Citizen Battle lines drawn over ‘rape culture’ at Carleton University A dispute over the term “rape culture” has set Carleton students […]